Handsome Wayne Brady is a big name in the world of entertainment, the American celebrity has over the years established himself as a talented actor, singer, comedian, and television personality. He has seen the beginning and end of two marriages between him and two women. Find out in the following paragraphs more about him, especially his sexuality.
Wayne Brady Bio, Age
Wayne has his full name as Wayne Alphonso Brady and was born in Columbus, Georgia in the year 1972 to parents who are West Indians. He relocated to Orlando, Florida when he was still very young to live with his grandmother. This made him often refer to her as “mom” is that the two were together for a long time and she raised her like one of her children.
He schooled at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando and graduated in the year 1989 before enrolling study at the University of Miami in 1990.
Wayne Brady started acting when he was as young as 16. His earliest works were his performances in community theatres as well as the SAK Comedy Lab. Being poised that acting was the right path for him, he moved to Los Angeles in 1996, to continue pruning his skills in the craft. Wayne finally made his debut professional appearance in an improvisational British version of the theatre show titled Whose Line Is It Anyway? in 1998 alongside Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and host Clive Anderson.
He also acted in The Drew Carey Show in 1999 and 2000 and won the Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in the show Whose Line Is It Anyway in 2003.
Soon after this, Wayne Brady began hosting his own show The Wayne Brady Show which ran from the year 2001 to 2003. In recognition of his spectacular work here, he won two Daytime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Talk Show Host.
Brady continued his theatre acting career and featured as a lawyer Billy Flynn in the Broadway revival of Chicago in 2004. He starred as a guest in Reno 911!, Stargate SG-1 as Trelak, and in many other television and theatre productions of that time.
Brady is a man of diverse talents. Just as he is good at acting, he is equally gifted in singing. His debut album had a cover of A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke in it. For this song, he got a Grammy Award nomination for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Some of his singles include The Weekenders a theme song released in the year 2000. After this followed a couple of others before we had in 2013, Whistle While I Work It where he sang alongside Tobuscus and Chester who owned the song. Brady has also written songs for Disney’s The Weekenders and Beautiful as You.
His Daughter, Is Wayne Brady Gay Or Married To A Wife?
Wayne Brady has been married twice but is currently single now. He was previously married to Diana Lasso for two years before they divorced. The two got married on the 31st day of December 1993 and ended their union by September 21, 1995.
Following the end of his first marriage and after 4 years of being single, Brady got married a second time to Mandie Taketa, a dancer on April 3rd, 1999. The two had a baby girl born on the 3rd of February 2003 and named her Maile Masako Brady. Sadly, nothing stood in the way of his second divorce, not even the love the birth of his daughter brought. Wayne and Mandie went their separate ways on April 5, 2006, and Taketa filed for divorce on July 2, 2007, which was granted.
It is rumored that Wayne Brady is dating Rozanda Thomas, a TLC band member, actor, and television personality but there has not been any evidence to support this claim.
To the question about Wayne Brady being gay? There are no proofs to suggest he is one and having been previously married to women with a kid to show for it, Wayne has certainly been straight in the time past. In this present time, nobody (man) has also come out to lay claim to being his lover. It is best to put it that he was a victim of gay rumors from mischievous people.
Wayne Brady’s Net Worth
He is one of the best in the industry, and for his acting skills, he has been well rewarded both financially and with lots of love from his fans. His net worth according to online sources was estimated to be as much as $10 million.
Wayne towers above a whole lot of other actors and actresses in the movie-making and entertainment industry. The actor stands out at 5 feet 11 inches which is quite an impressive height for a handsome-looking chap like him.